Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, headquartered in the Turkish Airlines General Management Building on the grounds of Atatürk Airport in Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul. It operates scheduled services to 146 international and 41 domestic cities , serving a total of 187 airports, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 18, 2017
Over the course of his 20-year NBA career, Kobe Bryant has starred in as many commercials you might expect from a perennial all-star with five championship rings. Nike , Apple , NBA2K , Adidas , Turkish Airlines , Call of Duty , and more are among the stable of global brands he’s worked with. But his newest ad is a bit different. Launched in 2012 by Vitaminwater founder Mike Repole, BodyArmor has always had its sights set on challenging the sports drink duopoly of Gatorade and Powerade. Its two most obvious differences are the fact that is has no artificial flavors or colors, and the athletes who endorse it are also stakeholders in the company. Including the nine who appear in the brand’s new campaign–Houston Rockets’ James Harden, L.A. Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, WNBA star Skylar Diggins, and pro golfer Dustin Johnson. Bryant appears in voice only, but he’s also the creative director behind the spot. But before your eyes roll out the back of your head, this isn’t a throwback to the brief trend of celebrity creative directors. Bryant’s not only the company’s third largest investor, after Repole and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, but the future NBA Hall-of-Famer says he knew he had more to offer. “I’ve been writing a lot of my own campaigns throughout my career, and storytelling has been something I picked up in that time,” says Bryant. “I’ve always been fascinated with writing ads, how do you say something clearly in 30 to 60 seconds? I’ve been in that space. So it felt like this was one of the best ways I could help the brand, beyond just lending my name to it. What else of value can I bring to the brand? The storytelling aspect is one of the most important pieces.” On the surface, the ad itself, created with agency Brian&Ford, doesn’t do much to differentiate itself from any other pep-talk-style sports ad. But Bryant says the messenger is as important as the message itself. This isn’t just coming from an ad agency boardroom, but from athletes who live the life. “Obsession is a word that came to my mind immediately, and the fact it comes naturally to us,” says Bryant. “So when I stepped back, I thought, ‘obsession is natural,’ that’s our line. That’s our ethos. From there it was about how we challenge the next generation. It’s not about inspiring the next generation, it was about challenging them. Those are two different things. It’s not just saying, ‘This is what needs to be done.’ It’s ‘This is what needs to be done, and are you willing to do it?’ That is the most important part. If you can move beyond the screen to within the athletes themselves, force them to look in the mirror and ask ‘do I really want this?’ then we’re doing the right thing.” It’s also meant to shift the brand apart from the sports drinks you might pick up at the corner store because you’re thirsty. Bryant says this approach is meant to target elite athletes and those who aspire to that. “Those who want to be the 1% of athletes, we’re the brand for you,” he says. “Those who think about baseball, football, basketball, golf, whatever their sport, nonstop, all day long because you want to be one of the greats, we are the brand for you, and this is how we’ve done it. This is how James has done it. This is how Andrew’s done it. This is how Sherm did it. If you want to get to that level, this is what needs to be done.” The most important lesson in advertising Bryant has learned over the course of his career came from legendary Wieden+Kennedy creative director Jim Riswold. “He told me that when it comes to messaging, people overcomplicate it all the time,” says Bryant. “They show you all kinds of research, statistics, psychographics, demographics, and all this other nonsense. But he said, understand the truth of what you’re trying to communicate, then speak simply and plainly.”
News Article | May 6, 2017
Washington has barred all electronic devices larger than a mobile phone on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in seven Middle Eastern countries and Turkey, only allowing them to be transported in hold luggage. Britain followed with a similar ban from five countries in the Middle East and north Africa as well as Turkey. But Turkish Airlines said it would offer travellers a solution. "The national flag carrier has now started to offer laptops for its business class passengers on US-bound flights as from today," it said in a statement released on Saturday. The airline would also offer the same service for UK-bound business class passengers from May 12. Such passengers would be able to request a laptop from the cabin crew to use in-flight, it said. The laptops would offer top security and protect the users' privacy by "automatically deleting" all personal data after being shut down, it said. Announced in March, the ban drew Turkish fury with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urging Washington and London to withdraw it "as soon as possible." Explore further: Electronics ban on flights not a longterm solution: IATA boss
News Article | May 5, 2017
THE United States rule that its seafood imports are harvested in a way that minimises harm to marine mammals such as seals and whales has concerned some members of Atlantic Canada’s fishing industry. Countries now have to submit a list of fisheries measures in place to limit by-catch and gear entanglements with whales, turtles, porpoises and seals. The US says it wants standards comparable to those imposed on American fisheries. Nadia Bouffard, director general of external affairs with the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, said it’s too soon to know which fisheries in Canada will be affected but she is expecting some impact. THE retail price of most varieties of fish in the Indian city of Mumbai has doubled in the last eight years, the Times of India has reported. The price increase has also been matched by a decline in the number of species its fish market now offers for sale. The main reason is pollution due to waste discharge into the sea and a loss of mangroves, which are breeding grounds for fish and other marine species. Because the island city has specialised docks where large fishing vessels can anchor, it means fishing activity can be launched from the suburbs. UKIP PLEDGES TO SCRAP TAX LEVY ON FISH AND CHIPS UKIP has pledged to scrap VAT on fish and chips if it wins the general election. Paul Nuttall, hoping to attract the Labour vote, said in his first party speech as leader that it was a tax on Britain’s most popular staple meal and said it was time to remove the 20 per cent levy that consumers have to pay. He has also promised to scrap VAT on home energy bills and the BBC TV licence. TURKISH Cargo has confirmed the launch of a twice weekly Airbus A330-200 freighter service to Oslo Airport, aimed at the growing Norwegian seafood export market. The carrier said: ‘Last year was a record year for Norwegian seafood exports, and Turkish Airlines wishes to take part in this development. Turkish Cargo says it has great expectations for the Norwegian market and is convinced that its route and network can help to make the Norwegian seafood industry even more competitive.’ Oslo airport has seen a number of new seafood freight services in the past few months.
News Article | May 5, 2017
ESTAMBUL, 5 de mayo de 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Copa Airlines, subsidiaria de Copa Holdings, S.A., y Turkish Airlines, ambas miembros de Star Alliance, la red mundial líder de aerolíneas, firmaron un Acuerdo de Código Compartido que ofrecerá a los pasajeros más opciones de vuelos con...
News Article | May 5, 2017
ISTAMBUL, 5 de maio de 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A Copa Airlines, subsidiária da Copa Holdings, S.A., e a Turkish Airlines, ambas associadas à Star Alliance, a principal rede global de companhias aéreas, assinaram um Acordo de Código Compartilhado, que irá oferecer aos passageiros mais opções...
News Article | April 19, 2017
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intrepid Aviation announced today the delivery of an A330-300 aircraft on long-term lease to Turkish Airlines. This marks the sixth of seven Rolls-Royce powered A330 aircraft to be delivered to the Istanbul based flag carrier. Intrepid Aviation is a privately held commercial aircraft lessor. Intrepid and its team of experienced professionals invest in and manage a fleet of modern, in demand commercial jet aircraft on long-term lease to airline customers worldwide. Intrepid is headquartered in Stamford with offices in Dublin and Singapore. Reservoir Capital Group LLC. was established in 1998 as a privately held investment firm with a flexible, opportunistic investment approach and has approximately $7 billion in assets under management. Centerbridge Partners, LP is a private investment firm headquartered in New York City with approximately $25 billion in capital under management. For more information on Intrepid Aviation, www.intrepidaviation.com
News Article | April 28, 2017
SunExpress, the joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, has successfully switched over to IBS Software's PSS platform, iFly Res, to power its passenger reservation, ticketing, and departure control operations. SunExpress, with a fleet of over 70 aircrafts, carried 8 million passengers in 2016 to more than 80 destinations across Europe, Turkey and Northern Africa. iFly Res, the state-of-the-art software from IBS, enables a strongly enhanced general communication between SunExpress and its important distribution network, the European travel agencies. The new system contains the distribution standard for ticket sales, the 'NDC - New Distribution Capability' introduced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The simple and easy presentation of air fares and other travel services supports both the daily work volume of SunExpress partners within the travel industry and the demand of consumers using the newly redesigned website sunexpress.com. The SunExpress website is now being used more and more intensively for travelers' direct bookings, for immediate travel modifications, also in responsive design via their mobile devices. iFly Res also enables the integration of 116 online travel agencies, among that important European metasearch engines, as well as over 70 technical providers and organizations, some of whom use the NDC standards. Included are also 9 Departure Control Systems used at all international stations and 9 systems for ticket payments, combined and integrated in the 5 most important GDS systems. The implementation, spread over a year, involved building a first class Internet booking engine, B2B and B2C websites as well as training of over 1000 staff and agents. "The new platform further strengthens our company to manage different business models - seat only sales & charter operations. For the seat only side SunExpress is now well positioned to significantly increase its ability to sell innovative ancillary services across all sales channels. With this modern, innovative and flexible system, SunExpress is now well positioned to get closer to both, the travel agencies and the passengers, with meaningful digital interactions," says Peter Glade, Commercial Director of SunExpress. "We are now looking forward to leverage this system even further in the next project phase, so we can even better serve the needs of our tour operator partners." "iFly Res is rapidly making a name in the industry as a robust, scalable and innovative solution to support the transformational needs of airline's passenger services operations. The successful cut over at SunExpress, proves that IBS is able to deliver complex PSS migrations in large airlines. This is a strong endorsement of our implementation capabilities as well as a validation of the significant investments made in our iFly RES portfolio. We look forward to the partnership with SunExpress," said Paul Lynch, Senior VP & Head of Airline Passenger Services, IBS. "We welcome the decision by SunExpress to implement an NDC capable solution, enabling the airline to modernize the way products are presented through its network of travel agents," said Yanik Hoyles, Director NDC Program at IATA. More information on IBS is available at http://www.ibsplc.com
News Article | April 28, 2017
ANTALYA, Turquía, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- La aerolínea migra hacia iFly Res de IBS para la reserva de pasajeros SunExpress, la sociedad mixta entre Turkish Airlines y Lufthansa, se ha pasado con éxito a la plataforma PSS de IBS Software, iFly Res, para usarse en la...
News Article | April 28, 2017
ANTALYA, Turquía, 28 de abril de 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SunExpress, el emprendimiento conjunto de Turkish Airlines y Lufthansa, ha pasado con éxito a la plataforma de servicios para gestión de pasajeros (PSS, passenger service system) de IBS Software, iFly Res, para manejar sus operaciones...
News Article | March 3, 2017
WASHINGTON, 3 mars 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP a annoncé aujourd'hui son partenariat avec Trustly, une société suédoise financière et technologique, qui va permettre aux compagnies aériennes d'accepter facilement des paiements bancaires en ligne instantanés pour les achats de billets en Europe. Le partenariat entre UATP et Trustly donne aux voyageurs la possibilité d'acheter des billets d'avion directement à partir de la plateforme de réservation d'une compagnie aérienne en utilisant leur compte bancaire préféré. Ce nouveau service réduit le coût de distribution de la compagnie aérienne, élimine les risques de fraude, limite les risques de rejet de débit pour les compagnies aériennes et simplifie les propositions de vente directe des compagnies aériennes. « Trustly est ravi de collaborer avec UATP pour offrir aux compagnies aériennes une option européenne leader de paiements bancaires », a déclaré Oscar Berglund, le PDG de Trustly. « En réponse à la demande des clients, Trustly permet aux voyageurs de payer directement à partir de leurs comptes bancaires. C'est simple, sécurisé. Cela aide à augmenter la vitesse de conversion et à diminuer l'abandon de la réservation ». « Ce partenariat aidera les compagnies aériennes membres d'UATP à acquérir un avantage concurrentiel en donnant aux voyageurs un accès à un mode de paiement très privilégié en Europe », a déclaré Ralph Kaiser, le président et PDG d'UATP. « Trustly couvre actuellement 29 pays et est relié à plus de 190 banques. En raison de leur large portée avec les banques à travers l'Europe, les compagnies aériennes de cette région seront au centre du partenariat UATP/Trustly ». Pour obtenir des informations supplémentaires, visiter : UATP.com ou Trustly.com. UATP est une solution de paiement mondiale détenue et exploitée par les compagnies aériennes internationales et acceptée par des milliers de vendeurs des secteurs aérien et ferroviaire et des agences touristiques. UATP propose aux compagnies aériennes une formule alternative de paiement qui peut élargir leur portée et générer des ventes supplémentaires à l'échelle mondiale. UATP propose les solutions de traitements de données faciles à utiliser DataStream℠ et DataMine℠. Ces outils fournissent des informations complètes sur les comptes, et permettent aux émetteurs et aux abonnés d'entreprise de gérer avec précision leurs voyages. Acceptés par les compagnies aériennes, les agences touristiques et Amtrak® comme une forme de paiement pour voyages d'affaires dans le monde entier, les comptes UATP sont émis par : Aeromexico ; Air Canada (TSE : AC) Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK) ; Air Niugini ; American Airlines (NASDAQ : AAL) ; APG Airlines ; Austrian Airlines ; China Eastern Airlines (NYSE : CEA) ; Delta Air Lines (NYSE : DAL) ; EL AL Israel Airlines; Etihad Airways ; Frontier Airlines ; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE : GOL et Bovespa : GOLL4) ; Hahn Air ; Japan Airlines (9201 :JP) ; Malaysia Airlines ; Qantas Airways (QUBSF.PK); Shandong Airlines ; Transavia Airlines ; TUIfly GmbH ; Turkish Airlines (ISE : THYAO) ; United Airlines (NYSE : UAL) et WestJet. AirPlus International émet les comptes UATP d'entreprise pour : British Airways (LSE : IAG) et Lufthansa German Airlines. Fondée en 2008, Trustly Group AB est une société suédoise financière et technique qui rend les paiements bancaires en ligne rapides, simples et sécurisés. La société offre des paiements transfrontaliers à partir de comptes bancaires de consommation de 190 banques dans 29 marchés européens et relie les entreprises et les consommateurs dans les services de commerce électronique, de voyages, de jeux et financiers. FinTechCity London prédit que Trustly va révolutionner le secteur des services financiers et, en 2016, le journal Dagens Industri a décerné le prix Gasell à Trustly pour être l'une des compagnies à la plus forte croissance en Suède. Trustly compte 150 employés et est basée à Stockholm, en Suède, et elle dispose de bureaux régionaux en Espagne, à Malte, en Allemagne et au Royaume-Uni. Trustly est un établissement de paiement agréé sous la supervision de l'Autorité suédoise de surveillance financière. Pour en savoir plus, consulter l'adresse : www.trustly.com.